... the Trung Nam Hydropower Plant JSC, who built the dam and power plant, told (Youth) newspaper that the company was keeping track of the changing topography.
He said that an environmental impact assessment indicated that the area near the plant was safe.
However, a report last year by the provincial Department of Natural Resources and Environment and the Department of Science and Technology showed that the area was at high risk of a geological ca-
o i e tastrophe.
Nguyeãn Xuaân Huyeân, who spent two weeks researching land structure in the area, said he had sent a report to provincial authorities stating that the land surface was not solid.
Leâ Vieát Phuù, vice chairman of Di Linh Districts Peoples Committee, said the provincial Fatherland Front Committee decided to give VNÑ300 million ($14,150) to each of the 46 affected households in Taân Nghóa Commune.
Another 11 families have been moved to safer places. The rest have been told not to stay overnight.